Online weather reports from NOAA!!!
Dr. Steven C. Myers (R1SCM@AKRONVM.BITNET)
Thu, 10 Dec 1992 09:32:36 EST
If you have internet access such as telnet from VM or other means of
connecting to a remote machine and you do camp, you'll love this.
BTW, I just checked out the command string below and it is correct,
no typos, so if you run into trouble, get help locally.
Check out the dedicated database service of the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) national weather service
information server, currently accessible through the University of
Michigan's Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences. To
access the server, the user must request a remote login by issuing the
following command string:
telnet 184.108.40.206 3000
The last element of the address above is the communications port that has
been dedicated to providing access to the weather information server.
To obtain a current report for a specific location, the user searches
through a listing of abbreviations for major U.S. cities. With the correct
abbreviation in hand, the user then employs that abbreviation in
conjunction with a simple menu to request the latest report for the city
in question. The menu looks like this:
CITY FORECAST MENU |
1) Print forecast for selected city |
2) Display 3-letter city codes for a selected state |
3) Display all 2-letter state codes |
M) Return to main menu |
X) Exit program |
?) Help |
The information in this database is updated at least four or five times
each day by National Weather Service official in more than 300 cities. It
also includes all of the special weather advisories issued at the local
and regional levels.
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